Media streamer reviews

All the media streamers we're reviewed, on sale in Australia

If you want to watch downloaded movies, play music or watch slideshows on your TV, the best way to do it is to buy a media streamer. These dedicated boxes hook up to your home network and TV to display all the shared files you've got, and can also play back files off USB or an internal hard drive.

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Western Digital TV Live Hub

The WD TV Live Hub media streamer is a good unit overall, and very versatile. You can stream content to it from your computers, or you can store content on its internal hard drive and stream that to other devices. It works on both old TVs and new ones and it supports a huge range of file formats. It also lets you use some Web services (such as Facebook and Flickr) on your TV, but the apps for these services could use some refining.

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  • 10th Jan., 2011
  • Elias Plastiras
  • Western Digital
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  • Pros:
  • Built-in 1TB drive, analog and digital video outputs, small footprint, clean and easy to use interface, good file format support
  • Cons:
  • Remote control could be better, online features need refining
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